ACO : Goldberg Variations

Thursday 2 August, 7.30pm
97 days from now
The ACO are outstanding The Guardian UK, 2016

Presented by the Australian Chamber Orchestra


The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents Bach’s iconic keyboard work in a celebration that brings together the old and the new in an utterly unique and illuminating way. This is an Australian Premiere and a very special event in the ACO’s 2018 National Concert Season.

An Aria with Diverse Variations for the Harpsichord with Two Manuals, Composed for Music Lovers to Refresh their Spirits by Johann Sebastian Bach’ is now known simply as the Goldberg Variations. Legend has it that a student of Bach’s used to play the Variations to a friend who suffered from frequent bouts of insomnia. Despite its unwieldy title, there is no mistaking this body of work as one of the greatest pieces of music ever written.
 
Thomas Adès’ ‘Nightfalls’ will set the nocturnal scene before the ACO presents the Australian premiere of Canadian composer/ conductor Bernard Labadie’s string arrangement of Bach’s iconic keyboard work. A transformation of the original – which many of you will recognise – it offers audiences something fresh and inventive.

ARTISTS
Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Erin Helyard Keyboards
Australian Chamber Orchestra
PROGRAM
BACH (arr. Richard Tognetti) Canons on a Goldberg Ground
STRAVINSKY Three Pieces for String Quartet
THOMAS ADÈS (arr. strings) Nightfalls from The Four Quarters
BACH (arr. Bernard Labadie) Goldberg Variations
Australian Premiere
 

Dates

  • Thursday 02 August 2018 7:30 PM

A one off service/delivery fee applies to all online & phone purchases.

A payment processing fee of 1.95% applies to all purchases made by credit or debit card and is not included in the quoted price.

A payment processing fee does not apply for purchases made through Ticketek agents or outlets when using cash, or when redeeming a Ticketek Gift Voucher.

A 1 cent variation may occur on your price per ticket/item due to rounding.

All ticket/item prices include GST, if applicable, and are quoted in AU$.

Prices

  • From $77.95

Contact

  • Ticketek Box Office
  • 4929 1977

Venue

City Hall
290 King Street
Newcastle
2300